Determining Who Can Decide for You When You Cannot
A PERS Can Be a Lifesaver

A PERS Can Be a Lifesaver

Personal Emergency Response Systems allow for much more independence for seniors.

Technology has come a long way toward providing systems that allow seniors to age in place securely.  Perhaps there is no one in the English-speaking world that does not immediately recognize the TV-made-famous line, “Help!  I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”  And, while we smile at the memories, it is really not funny at all.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Funeral or Celebration?

Funeral or Celebration?

When a loved one dies, we look for ways to honor them.  So too, we want to give those left behind ways to say goodbye.  Customarily, society has turned to funeral services that are based on religious or cultural traditions to commemorate one’s passing.  But, times change.  As the world has become more mobile and less connected to organized religion, less formal and more personalized approaches are more often acceptable.

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Gum Disease and Dementia
Keep Peace in the Family; Create a Will
Aging in Place; Now it is Easier Than Ever

Aging in Place; Now it is Easier Than Ever

Stories about Covid infections in nursing facilities are all too common.  This has expanded the feeling among families (88%) that they would rather find a way to care for relatives in their own homes instead of moving them into a facility.  The deaths of nearly 200,000 long-term care patients and staff in the US has fundamentally changed the business of long-term care.  This is the result of the fact that aging in place overwhelmingly seems to increasingly be the decision of choice. The pandemic seems to have highlighted the benefits of home care and it is likely that the trend of delivering long-term care in the home will expand.

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Seniors: Doctor Appointment “Dress Rehearsal”
The Living Will

The Living Will

The living will is one form of Advance Directive that speaks for you when you cannot.  They are generally written, although oral directives, properly witnessed, are legal, too.  They are important should you or a loved-one become incapable of conveying your wishes due to illness or by being unconscious.

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